WASHINGTON: Former United States National Security Advisor John Bolton has said that if border tensions between India and China escalate, there is no guarantee that US President Trump will back India against China.
Bolton further said that he does not think Donald Trump knows anything about the history of the clashes between India and China over the decades.
Trump may have been briefed on it, but history doesn’t really stick with him, said Bolton, who was the US NSA from April 2018 to September 2019 under the Trump administration.
“So what he (Trump) would want is quiet along with the border whether it benefits China or India. From his point of view — No news is good news,” the ex-NSA said.
Meanwhile, the US on Wednesday said that it is considering “additional” actions against China.
“I’m not going to get ahead of the president on what our actions…will be, but you’ll be hearing about some upcoming actions that pertain to China. So, I can confirm that”, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said.
US-China tensions have escalated following the outbreak of coronavirus.